For a surprise to almost all the cadres of DMK in Krishnakiri district, EG Sukavanam, once a very close aid of MK Stalin was chucked out from the post of District Secretary of Krishnakiri East District.
During the chattam mantram election 1996, by then a very ordinary member of DMK, EG Sukavanam was given ticket to contest against J Jayalalitha at Barkur. During 1991 – 96, being CM for the state and representing Barkur, Jaya has done lot of work for her constituency Barkur. For everybody’s surprise, Jaya lost the election to Sukavanam.
Advantage for Sukavanam is that, he belongs to Janapar (24 manai telugu chetti) community. The community in Barkur is into textile business and Tamil Nadu government, while Jayalalitha was CM, constructed a wholesale trading center for them.
That election gave a complete political change in Krishnakiri area, where Senkuttuvan was having more voice before. As a new elect, EG Sukavanam started dominating T. Senkuttuvan and it continued till few months ago.
The long time tuck-of-war has now costed the position for Sukavanam. Now, once again T Senkuttuvan’s hand has arisen.